Introduction on Contemplative Living

Weekly on Tuesday 12:00 AM

As we navigate the challenges of this growing pandemic, we need both external and internal resources.  At times it may feel as if our external resources are beyond our reach. Our internal resources, on the other hand, are very much within our purview. This online retreat, “Contemplative Living,” reorients us to live from the inside out and introduces three personal spiritual practices that enrich our inner resources for opening more fully to the life-giving love and peace of God in our daily living.

Three sessions: Tuesdays – March 31, April 7, April 14
11 a.m. – 12 noon.

These session are free of charge, but we would ask that you consider offering a gift to Rolling Ridge in this challenging time for us.

Sessions are via Zoom (  A special login email will be mailed on 3/30 to those registered. 

Space is limited to 16, so please register early

About the leader(s)

John Kiemele

John Kiemele, PhD, is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge. With a focus on contemplative soul care, John walks alongside individuals and groups assisting them with life-giving connections and wellbeing practices. Recognizing how intentional pausing and deep listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well. He is Director Emeritus of a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area called Selah Center, former Executive Director of SoulStream Initiatives in western Canada, and is an ordained clergy having served congregations across the US and Canada. John received his PhD in education/spirituality with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.